Murray questions selection logic


Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:06

Murray was once again overlooked as Lloyd selected three rival doubles specialists in his six-man squad for the Euro/Africa Zone Group II encounter in Vilnius. Ross Hutchins, Ken Skupski and Colin Fleming were all selected ahead of the 24-year-old former Wimbledon mixed doubles champion.

“GB Davis cup squad has three doubles players again,” Murray wrote on his Twitter feed. “How can this be logical? Captain’s been saying since last January he would only pick one doubles player.”

Murray lies below Hutchings, Skupski and Fleming in the doubles world rankings.

James Ward, Dan Evans and Jamie Baker were chosen as the singles players in Lloyd’s squad after Andy Murray elected not to play in next month’s tie.

Older brother Jamie has not played in the Davis Cup since September 2008, though he and fellow Briton Jonny Marray won the ATP Challenger event in Bergamo.


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